Titan Fitness Competition Flat Bench Review
Another day, another flat bench!
Today's review is about the Titan Competition Flat Bench which positions itself as the budget competition utility bench needed for your home gym.
Why is it so important that it's a competition flat bench? It's because a competition bench has some slight alterations to it compared with other flat benches, mainly in frame and post design, as well as the height.
Let's see what makes the Titan Competition Flat Bench a good budget utility bench for your home gym.
If you're looking for a bench that is going to provide comfort, portability, storage, comfort, and competition-style dimensions, then the Titan Fitness Competition Flat Bench.
Titan Competition Flat Bench
Budget friendly, competition approved dimensions, and a decent build make this a worthy bench to help you round out your home gym.
Brief Look at the Titan Comp Flat Bench
The Titan Competition Single Post Bench is a single-post design which means that the head or top of the bench has a double-footed post, and towards the end or bottom of the bench, there's a single post.
Why is this important? Two reasons:
- It provides more room for a lifter to place their feet during a lift, ex. bench press or rows.
- It sacrifices a bit of stability.
I've personally never noticed any stability issues using a single-post competition bench, but if you're putting the competition aspect of its name to use and lifting heavily, it might be more apparent.
It has 1000lb weight capacity though, so the average lifter shouldn't be concerned.
Stability will be a factor when lifting on a single-post bench if your floor is uneven, in which case, you'll need to spin it around to find a secure orientation for it to stand.
A durable vinyl upholstery covers the pad, and although it could be a little higher quality, for the price, it's not bad.
Similarly, it has wheels and a handle for easy movement and storage which is much appreciated for a weight bench even at this affordable price.
The Titan Single Post Competition Flat Bench is made of a 3x3" 11-gauge steel frame. Most benches are either 2x3" or 3x3" so it's compatible with plenty of accessories, and the steel is strong.
As for dimensions, the bench is 17" H x 21.65" W x 52" L which makes it competition height (17" or higher), but not overly bulky for a small home gym.
It also only weighs just shy of 40lbs, making it light enough to pick up to move.
What I Liked
- Good Features for Budget Price
- Wheels and Handle for Movement and Storage
- Competition Height, But Not Too Big Width/Length Wise
What i Didn't Like
- Vinyl Pad Cover Could Be Better Quality
- Pad Thickness is Thinner Than Other Competition Benches
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Is the Titan Competition Flat Bench Worth It?
Benches come down to preference and feel much more than a lot of home gym equipment because you need to lay down and see if your body likes it.
Unfortunately, we can't always get to try out every piece of gym equipment. If we could, I wouldn't be writing this for you.
The good news is, the Titan Competition Flat Bench represents some excellent features given the affordable price of sub-$200, amazing value for a budget home gym.
Are there better flat benches/utility benches out there? Definitely, and the quality is lacking in some areas, but again, you get what you pay for and I've used much worse benches that cost more than Titan's utility bench.
Titan single Post Competition Bench - Specifications
52” L x 21.65” W x 17” H
3×3″ 11-gauge steel
Made in USA
Using The Titan Fitness Competition Bench
Using the Titan Competition Flat Bench isn't glamorous, nor is it supposed to be - it's just a bench!
That doesn't mean it wasn't a joy to use. The bench is fairly well constructed, and although I made mention that the vinyl padding could be higher quality (it definitely feels like it can wear down after a few years of continuous use) it's far from horrible.
Stability problems weren't a problem, my gym has a pretty level ground, and I'm not pushing higher than 300lbs at the most on my bench - feel free to brag if you do though, that's impressive.
Construction & Durability
The frame is made of 3x3" 11-gauge steel. It's very similar in quality to 2x3" frames, but the frame isn't a single-piece construction like some of the higher-quality competition benches out there.
As for dimensions, like I said, it measures 52" L x 21.65" W x 17" H. The widest point is the double-legged post, but it's not very wide that it won't fit most, if not all, squat racks or squat stands.
The height, 17", also makes it similar to competition bench heights, so if you plan on competing, the lift from the ground to your feet will feel familiar and provides an edge in your training.
Overall, for the price, it's as well built as you're going to get when looking for a reliable budget flat weight bench.
Bench Pad & Vinyl
Here's where some of the quality dips.
I won't bad-mouth Titan Fitness because I love their products and they always offer great prices for good equipment, but lower prices usually comes at lower quality in some areas.
Although the Titan Competition Flat Bench is great, the vinyl padding leaves a bit to be desired. I guess I shouldn't be upset given the price is under-$200 which is phenomenal for a competition-style bench.
It's not as grippy of a texture as other competition benches (albeit, they're more expensive) and the vinyl feels lower quality.
It feels like the vinyl upholstery you'd expect from a generic bench in a commercial gym.
All this is to say that yes, it'll be fine, but if you're like me you're likely going to be putting in the miles on this bench. Years of blood, sweat, and tears will probably take a toll on the pad cover.
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Wheels & Handle
Thankfully, Titan Fitness understood that people who want a nice flat weight bench in their home gym likely want storage and mobility options.
They've included a handle on the single post and wheels on the double-legged post to help you maneuver the bench around.
It can help you store the bench upright as well which further adds to its value for a home gym of even the smallest size.
titan Competition Flat Bench vs. REP FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench
My favorite flat bench is the REP FB-5000 Competition Flat Bench.
Hands down, value-to-quality is unmatched and it's among the best home gym equipment you can add to your setup.
REP FB-5000 Comp Flat Bench
The best flat bench around, the REP FB-5000 Comp Flat Bench offers value and quality in one excellent built product.
At 50.5" L x 17" H x 21" W, it's comparable to the Titan flat bench. A major difference is that this bench is 60lbs, so pretty heavy.
It makes sense when you see the steel construction of the frame, which is also 3x3" 11-gauge steel. It has very grippy pad texture and it's among the finest fitness equipment you can buy - all for under $250.
Titan Competition Flat Bench vs. Rogue Monster Utility Bench 2.0
Rogue has always been known for top of the line products and the Rogue Monster Utility Bench 2.0 is another in that line of well made equipment.
A well-built frame and quality pad make way for a higher pricetag that certainly feels justified.
Rogue Monster Utility Bench 2.0
A single frame construction design highlights why the Rogue Monster Utility Bench 2.0 is an amazing competition flat bench for a home gym.
It's a striking, industrial-looking bench that has dimensions of 47.375" L x 26.25" W x 17.5" H, so it's definitely not the smallest of benches out there.
It also features handle and wheels. Something to note is that there are plenty of pad options you can swap out to make it thicker or wider, and even a knurled handle option.
Customer Experience & Reviews
Titan Fitness is among the best fitness equipment brands out there because they provide excellent customer experience.
Not only do they provide tons of awesome equipment for cheap, but they provide free shipping on all products which is a big plus in my book, and likely yours too.
Sadly, they only offer 1-year warranties, but I've never come across an issue with their products past that warranty.
This particular flat weight bench holds a 4.5 Start (out of 5) rating from over 50 reviewers which goes to show that it's a well received bench, likely because of the generous cost.
Final Verdict - Titan Single Post Competition Bench Review
Titan Competition Flat Bench
For under-$200, you aren't going to find many quality flat weight benches, but Titan Fitness fills the void with the Titan Fitness Single Post Competition Bench.
A solid design that provides stability and durability makes the Titan Competition Bench a great addition for a budget home gym.
Brand: Titan Fitness
Price: $179.99 (currently $152)Product In-Stock: In-Stock
Titan Single Post competition Flat Bench Rating
Titan Competition Flat Bench FAQs
What is the titan single Post Flat Bench?
The Titan Single Post Competition Flat Bench is a flat weight bench that has a single-post design to provide you with more room to set your feet during lifts.
Is the Titan Competition Flat Bench Worth It?
At under $200, the Titan Competition Flat Bench is one of the most affordable competition flat benches available and is certainly worth it.
Where Can I Buy the Titan Fitness Competition Bench?
You can find the Titan Fitness Competition bench on the Titan Fitness website.
What Height is the titan Competition Flat Bench?
The Titan Fitness Competition Weight Bench has a height of 17", which makes it competition-style.